FC Barcelona’s sports management has covered many of Xavi Hernández’s demands to strengthen the squad this summer, but the coach is beginning to assume that one of his priorities will not come this summer
since last summer Xavi Hernandez made it clear to FC Barcelona I needed a very specific player profile. A player profile that he has not had during this season and that very possibly he will not have during the next. All despite the promises of Laporta, who guaranteed that a player would arrive to cover one of the most controversial positions in the squad.
We are talking about the right-back, a position that Koundé mainly occupied last season. However, the Frenchman has already made it clear that he does not want to continue playing on the wing, so Xavi has had to look for other types of solutions at FC Barcelonabecause he begins to understand that no more signings will be able to arrive.
The side that Xavi wants to give an opportunity at FC Barcelona
Thanks to the pre-season games we have been able to see how Xavi has trusted a player who seemed to have a foot and a half out of FC Barcelona. We are talking about Sergiño Dest, who started the game against Arsenal. A duel that has generated controversy due to the post-match statements by the Barça coach.
With Koundé out of that position and Julián Araujo about to go on loan, the club needs a full-back that can compete with Sergi Roberto. So, and knowing that the club cannot undertake any other major operation, Xavi has begun to seriously consider the possibility of Sergiño Dest staying in the team.
The Financial Fair Play corners Laporta
After having completed great signings such as those of Iñigo Martínez, Oriol Romeu or Gundogan, FC Barcelona has problems again with the Financial Fair Play. And it is that the club is having serious difficulties to be able to register these footballers, because the economic situation of the club is really worrying.
That is why they need to lighten the exit operation sooner rather than later, but at the moment it is not being possible. And it is that players like Ansu Fati or Ferrán Torres refuse to leave. That is why Xavi understands that the FC Barcelona squad will end the summer as it is Unless there is some big surprise.